I know that in life there will be sickness, devastation, disappointments, heartache - it's a given. What's not a given is the way you choose to get through it all. If you look hard enough, you can always find the bright side.
* bonding time with the cats who insist on invading your bed irregardless of germs and/or toxic odors (BTW, not that any of us minds, but why don't our pets seem to be susceptible to the same winter nasties we are?)
* not having anyone expect you to cook or clean up the kitchen
* no one complaining about your lack of personal hygiene because they're not going to get close enough to notice
* finally having time to watch endless hours of your favorite sitcom
* an en suite bathroom
* that first thoroughly cleansing shower after you realize you will survive to fight another day
Dear Readers, it's back to bed I go. Thank you for this brief respite. I pray you don't, but should you succumb to the attack of the tummy troubles or respiratory rowdies, feel free to monitor and adjust the best parts list to reflect your own experiences.
Are you a better patient or caregiver? Or are you one of those folks that has to be both at the same time?
2 A great crowd of people followed him because they saw the miraculous signs he did in healing the sick.